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Headmaster's Welcome

We welcome you to St. John’s Parish Day School and heartily invite you to come see our school in person. We would love to show you around our splendid facilities and campus and introduce you to our wonderful staff, teachers and students. 
Chances are you are a parent looking for the best educational opportunity you can find for your children. We invite you to experience the difference we offer at our school. St. John’s Parish Day School is a mission-driven, board-directed independent school. In a nutshell, our Mission is to educate the whole person to excellence, nurturing each child’s full potential. St. John’s is accredited by the prestigious Association of Independent Maryland Schools which holds us accountable to the highest academic standards and much more. 
St. John’s is far more than an academic institution. We are a focused, happy community of students, teachers, and parents dedicated to fostering the spark in each child and developing maturing persons who are strong in every aspect of what it means to be a human being: the soul no less than the mind, the body no less than the mind and soul. With every individual student we are aiming very high here at SJPDS, and I believe we achieve on most days the proper balance between nurture and rigor! As C.S. Lewis famously put it: “Aim for Heaven and you get earth thrown in; aim for earth and you get neither.”

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. We’re proud of our school, and we like to talk about it! Contact our Director of Admissions to schedule a tour today and see why so many families choose St. John’s!

I hope to meet you very soon!

The Reverend W.L. “Chip” Prehn, Ph.D.
Interim Headmaster